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The Pet supplies, accessories, pet care and training sector

There is a song by Carrie Underwood called “The More Boys I Meet” where she writes in a funny way about all the men she met being inferior to her beloved pet (and also her dog being less messy than the guys!) … We all love our pets and many love their furry dogs, cats,… Continue reading The Pet supplies, accessories, pet care and training sector

Franchisors warned to be fair or face hefty fines

With hefty fines coming into effect later this year for unfair contract terms in standard form contracts, franchisors are being warned to review the terms of their franchise agreements.    The Competition and Consumer Act was amended in November 2022 to introduce penalties for unfair contract terms in standard form contracts. There is a 12-month… Continue reading Franchisors warned to be fair or face hefty fines

Behind the Headlines – With Jason Gehrke

Franchisee with $300m annual sales terminated   The largest franchisee of electronics and furniture retail franchise Harvey Norman has been terminated after two of his staff were charged with fraud, according to a media report.   The former franchisee, who had been involved with Harvey Norman for more than 30 years, operated wholesale franchise Harvey… Continue reading Behind the Headlines – With Jason Gehrke

Franchisors Win Through Franchisee Education

Imagine your franchise system is a Formula 1 racing team. As a franchisor, you’re the Team Principal, responsible for providing the best car, technology, and resources for success. The franchisees? They’re the drivers. Even with the best racing car, without well-trained drivers, winning the race would be an uphill battle.   The drivers’ skillset, knowledge,… Continue reading Franchisors Win Through Franchisee Education

Budget Outcomes for Franchisees and SMEs

The recently announced Australian Federal Government’s 2023/24 Budget presents a mixed bag of effective fund allocations that can positively impact franchisees and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) while leaving room for improvement in other crucial areas.   Areas where the government has allocated funds effectively and could positively impact Franchisees/SMEs.   One area where the… Continue reading Budget Outcomes for Franchisees and SMEs

The AI Advantage: Empowering Small Businesses for the Future

It’s hard to avoid the ‘AI’ message these days, it’s an advertisers dream product. Talk to almost anyone working in the tech world and they’re furiously trying to integrate AI into their products or services in some way. Outside of the tech world it’s a little more reserved, we may hear a lot about AI… Continue reading The AI Advantage: Empowering Small Businesses for the Future

A new financial year checklist 

As the world continues to adapt and the business community faces some nervousness regarding economic stability, it’s more important than ever for franchisees and franchisors to take proactive measures to prepare for the financial year ahead. It’s always better to be on the front foot and have a clear picture of key business areas –… Continue reading A new financial year checklist 

Home Services Franchises-thoughts from the Big Chair 

They say home is where the heart is, but for many businesses it is also the place where the money is! We are all busy these days and want things done with the minimum of fuss and effort when it comes to our personal lives whether it is lawn mowing, home cleaning, home care, car… Continue reading Home Services Franchises-thoughts from the Big Chair 

Franchisors warned to be fair or face hefty fines

With hefty fines coming into effect later this year for unfair contract terms in standard form contracts, franchisors are being warned to review the terms of their franchise agreements.  The Competition and Consumer Act was amended in November 2022 to introduce penalties for unfair contract terms in standard form contracts. There is a 12-month grace… Continue reading Franchisors warned to be fair or face hefty fines

The secret to developing a successful franchise group in 2023

Even ten years ago, there were so many franchise groups around which were managed more informally than today. As today, franchisees owned the business, but unlike today most franchisees were expected to manage their own marketing and sales as well as delivering the service or product to customers. Really franchisors were allowing franchisees to use… Continue reading The secret to developing a successful franchise group in 2023